London trio in race to sign Everton youngster

John Stones has garnered significant praise over the last 12 months, and Everton could face a battle on their hands to retain his services for next year as a result, reports Metro. The Englishman is being monitored by Arsenal and Chelsea, whilst Tottenham Hotspur are lining up an official bid for him.

Stones broke into the Everton side last year following injury to Phil Jagielka. In the senior Englishman’s absence, the youngster emerged as a really exciting future prospect for both his club and country. He was never included in Roy Hodgson’s final 23 man squad, but he was part of the reserves list, and he was asked to stay with the squad until the eve of the tournament.

Tottenham are lining up a swoop for Stones in order to provide their team with a little more stability at the back. Jan Vertonghen could be leaving the club this summer, as could Michael Dawson. Younes Kaboul has proven injury-prone within recent seasons, and the jury at White Hart Lane is still out with regards to Vlad Chiriches.

Stones has proven himself as a dependable player already, and his youth and potential could particularly excite Spurs fans. Their new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is a well-known developer of young talent, and a working relationship between he and Stones could prove to be a particularly effective one. Arsenal and Chelsea remain in the race to sign him, but first-team football looks more likely to be granted to Stones at Spurs.

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6 comments to London trio in race to sign Everton youngster

  • These so called rumours referencing a move for John Stones are so wide of the mark. Sure teams are interested but he is not for sale…£30M will not buy him. Make the offer get rejected and move on.

  • wat a load of shite, stones has committed to Everton and we will not sell our future center back. he will be well looked after at efc and is already being lined up to replace distin, aload of shite , i wonder where these journos get there info from sometimes.

  • Dave

    Ha ha not a chance why would Stones want to go to a smaller club

  • yeah why doesn’t Everton just disband itself at the same time? Stones is due for a breakout season, as will hopefully be Everton. This is everything that’s wrong with the EPL, and European football in general. sorry but I like a LITTLE bit of uncertainty over who will be in the “champions league” aka “more money than anyone can say no to” league.

  • jj

    Mauricio Pochettino, is a well-known developer of young talent? Who has he developed don’t say Luke sure because he didn’t hecwascallways going to play

  • stones ,barkley, coleman, not for sale boys. no way are everton letting them go this is a good young side which are building around these kids. i have it on good information they are more than happy with everton. and the blues are out of debt now and dont need to sell. sorry lads….

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